The Chainsmokers are a hidden gem in the music industry right now. Their songs have been played billions of times all over the world, but according to the music duo themselves, you may not truly know who The Chainsmokers are.
Almost everyone has heard the songs “Roses,” “Closer,” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” but how many people could point out the faces behind the music? Unless you follow them on Instagram, chance are you know nothing about the lives of the people who make the music you enjoy.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, more commonly known as The Chainsmokers, conducted an interview with Interview Magazine in order to share who The Chainsmokers are with the public. The interview revolved around topics such as Halsey, “Closer,” and the future of their music.
With the coming of the song “Closer,” an extremely innovative change was made to the music of The Chainsmokers. One of the things that made The Chainsmokers so unique was their incredible popularity, despite not being vocalists. However, the days of relying on guest vocalists are over for the duo. “Closer” does feature Halsey, but it also has vocal contribution by Andrew Taggart.
Taggart entered The Chainsmokers after Pall’s former partner left the group. Now Andrew Taggart is lead singer of the group going forward.
The interview opened with Taggart and Pall explaining their first encounter. Pall was DJing around New York City, in dire need of a new partner. His manager called Taggart, who at the time was a student in Maine. Taggart jumped at the opportunity.
The duo instantly became a well-working unit, often being in the studio all day long. The Chainsmokers claim that they are years ahead of the music being released right now, meaning they have their future releases planned incredibly ahead of schedule. This could result in a lot of their music going unheard, if the popular sound changes so dramatically that these songs never release.
“What we’ve become is so much bigger than what anyone could have imagined,” said Alex Pall. “In order to stay interesting and engaged in all of it , you want to keep trying new things.”